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We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Vivek Sharad Kavadi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vivek Kavadi sees patients in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Webster, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast cancer and prostate cancer. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Texas Oncology, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Kavadi studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for his residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kavadi honors.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Isidora Arzu is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arzu's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She has received the following distinctions: Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges; Iota Sigma Pi (Chemistry Honor Society), Rice University; and Sigma Xi (Research Society). Dr. Arzu is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Kathleen Mesbergen Shadle, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Shadle's medical specialty is radiation oncology. These areas are among Dr. Shadle's clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), lung cancer, and colon cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for her residency. Dr. Shadle takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Bin Sing Teh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bin Teh works as a pediatric radiologist and radiation oncologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), breast cancer, and brain cancer. Dr. Teh is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Teh's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Queensland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Cancer, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Clive Ilan Shkedy, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Clive Shkedy is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: brachytherapy (seed implants), lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Shkedy is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
15500 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Karl King is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. King accepts. Dr. King is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tse-Kuan Yu is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yu honors. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the safe use of radiation to treat cancer. Usually, they will manage a patient’s entire radiation treatment, from the imaging that will guide decisions, to the choices about what kind of radiation therapy to use.

Radiation is one of the few substances that can kill cancer cells and even shrink tumors. It does this by damaging DNA. When DNA becomes sufficiently damaged, cells can no longer reproduce, and they stop growing and die. Cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy tissue, because they reproduce faster. So typically, cancer cells exposed to radiation will be affected faster than healthy cells will. However it’s still important to protect healthy tissue as much as possible.

There are three ways that radiation can be delivered to the body. It can come from outside the body, delivered by a machine in much the same way x-rays are taken. This is called external-beam radiation. Sometimes the radiation is delivered internally, which is called brachytherapy. Tiny pellets of radioactive material are placed directly onto the cancer, where they can release radiation for a period of time. Some cancers are best treated systemically, with radioactive substances that travel through the bloodstream. Radiation oncologists decide which type of radiation therapy is best, developing a treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the benefits of the radiation while minimizing the risk to any healthy tissue.

Radiation oncologists may work with other kinds of physicians, such as medical oncologists or surgeons, to treat their patients. Sometimes patients are anxious about radiation therapy because it sounds dangerous. But radiation therapy won’t turn you radioactive. It’s safe, and so effective against many different types of cancer that it is one of the most common cancer treatments. Depending on the treatment, it may not even have noticeable side effects.

Radiation oncologists can be important allies in your fight against cancer.